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USS LCI(L)-779


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Victor - Romeo
NQVR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 3 July 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 23 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-779, 15 August 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-779 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945
    Sulu Archipelago landings, 2 to 4 April and 9 to 11 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-779 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 5 to 25 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-779 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    Light 3' 1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    Speed
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 75 tons
    Armor 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower and pilot house
    Endurance 4,000 miles at 12 kts, loaded, 500 miles at 15 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    Armament
    five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse
    on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 800 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

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    LCI(L)-779 106k USS LCI(L)-779 landing troops of the 163rd RCT of the 41st Division on Jolo Island in the Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands, 9 April 1945. Photo courtesy of Herb Yantis, LCI(L) 779 PhM 1/c, from the USS LCI National Association's 2006 Calendar. Artie Hunt

    The history for LCI(L)-779 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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    Last Updated 9 May 2014